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New England Black Wolves
New England Black Wolves.png
League National Lacrosse League
DivisionEastern
Founded2014
Arena Mohegan Sun Arena
Based in Uncasville, Connecticut
ColorsBlack, Orange, White
General managerRich Lisk
Head coach Glenn Clark
Website www.blackwolves.com
Current season

The New England Black Wolves are a professional box lacrosse team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. They are members of the National Lacrosse League and began play in the winter of 2014–2015 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. [1] The team is partially owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, and partially owned by Brad Brewster.

The Black Wolves relocated from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where they were known as the Philadelphia Wings from 1986 to 2014. [2]

History

The Black Wolves won their first game at home on January 2, 2015 against the Buffalo Bandits in front of just under 6,000 fans. Kyle Buchanan scored the first ever Black Wolves goal in New England's 12-8 win. [3] The team would finish 4-14 in its inaugural season.

Current roster

New England Black Wolves roster
Active (20-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
  • 10 Iroquois Adam Bomberry
  •  4 Canada David Brock
  • 71 Canada Sheldon Burns
  • 24 Canada Joel Coyle
  • 13 United States Brett Manney (A)
  • 45 Canada Matt Spanger
  •  7 Canada Derek Suddons
Forwards
  • 27 United States Kevin Buchanan
  • 91 Canada Kyle Buchanan (A)
  • 41 Canada Mark Cockerton
  • 21 Canada Kevin Crowley
  • 15 Canada Shawn Evans (C)
  • 83 Canada JP Kealey
  •  9 Canada Reilly O'Connor
  • 12 United States Seth Oakes
Transition
Head Coach
  • Glenn Clark
Assistant Coaches

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

Roster updated 2017-12-09
2017 NLL Transactions

All-time record

Season Division W–L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2015 Eastern 4–14 5th 2–7 2–7 186 249 Blane Harrison did not qualify
2016 Eastern 10–8 2nd 6–3 4–5 229 212 Glenn Clark lost division final
2017 Eastern 8–10 3rd 5–4 3–6 220 244 Glenn Clark lost division semi-final
2018 Eastern 9–9 3rd 4–5 5–4 194 242 Glenn Clark Lost Eastern division semi-final
Total 4 seasons 31-41   17-19 14–22 829 947    
Playoff Totals 3 Appearances 1-4   1–1 0–3 60 81   0 championship

Head coaching history

Note: This list does not include head coaches from the Philadelphia Wings.

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Blaine Harrison 2015 18 4 14 .222
2 Glenn Clark 2016- 36 18 18 .500 4 1 3 .250

References

  1. ^ Mohegan Sun introduces New England Black Wolves for 2015, NLL.com, September 19, 2014
  2. ^ New England Black Wolves opening exciting new chapter of NLL, Bob Chavez, Inside Lacrosse.com, September 22, 2014
  3. ^ "Good Crowd Sees Black Wolves Debut Strong". Reid L. Walmark. 2015-01-02.

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